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Sophia Chiaureli (Georgian: სოფიკო ჭიაურელი; 21 May 1937 – 2 March 2008), professionally known as Sofiko Chiaureli, was a Soviet Georgian actress. Thought to be the muse of filmmaker Sergei Parajanov, she played a significant role in the 20th century Georgian theater and was associated with the country's two most prominent theaters, the Rustaveli Theatre (1964–1968) and Marjanishvili Theatre (1960–1964, 1968–2008).

Sofiko Chiaureli
Sofiko Chiaureli.jpg
Chiaureli in 1987
Born(1937-05-21)21 May 1937
Died2 March 2008(2008-03-02) (aged 70)
CitizenshipUSSR → Georgia
Alma materTheatre and Film university
Years active1960–2008



Sofiko Chiaureli was born in Tbilisi. Her parents were the film director Mikheil Chiaureli and the actress Veriko Anjaparidze. She graduated from the All-Russian Institute of Cinematography in Moscow and moved back to Tbilisi.[1] In 1975 she was a member of the jury at the 9th Moscow International Film Festival.[2]

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  1. ^ Изгаршев, Игорь (November 2, 2004). Софико Чиаурели: мать маленького принца. АиФ Суперзвёзды (in Russian). 21 (51). Retrieved August 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "9th Moscow International Film Festival (1975)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-04.

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